After Tuesday evening’s Contender Collection season finale noticed 4 extra contracts awarded, 37 complete fighters punched their tickets from the regional scene to the octagon.
Victoria Leonardo, Tucker Lutz, Gloria de Paula and JP Buys all acquired the seal of approval from Dana White following DWCS Season 4: Week 10. Nick Maximov, who was transported to the hospital following his determination win over Oscar Cota, was provided a spot on The Final Fighter from White.
Of all of the contract winners, Lutz was most likely essentially the most stunning after incomes his second determination win of the season. White gradual rolled it and took Lutz on a little bit of a journey earlier than giving him a shot.
Buys will get submission win, albeit controversial
Within the featured bout, JP Buys and Jacob Silva stepped into the Contender Collection cage—every for the second time within the closing struggle of the 2020 season. Buys first competed on the inaugural season of the Contender Collection—a second-round TKO loss to Joby Sanchez—and was seeking to be part of his spouse Cheyanne on the UFC roster, whereas Silva dropped a choice to contract winner Jeff Molina in among the finest fights of the 2020 marketing campaign.
Buys ducked below an enormous proper hand from Silva seconds in and accomplished a takedown. After round 90 seconds of labor, Buys transitioned to facet management. Silva exploded up making an attempt to get the struggle again to the ft, however Buys was in a position to get the struggle again to the mat. Buys labored for a head and arm choke, earlier than adjusting the grip to a modified rear bare choke. Silva—pink within the face—was in a position to break the maintain and keep in it. Buys would subsequently land hammer fists, and slapped on a decent guillotine.
Referee Marc Goddard stepped in and stopped the struggle, and Silva instantly protested the stoppage, repeatedly saying, “I used to be respiratory.” Silva ended up smiling on the digital camera and taking the loss in stride, as Buys received his fifth straight.
Maximov earns determination win regardless of over 50 pound drawback
Nick Maximov, a protege of the Diaz brothers, jumped as much as heavyweight for the primary and solely time in his profession within the co-main occasion of the evening towards Oscar Cota. The 22-year-old mild heavyweight struggled at instances with the dimensions of Cota, particularly contemplating he was outweighed on the scales by 54.5 kilos, however was in a position to get management on the bottom for nearly all the struggle.
With that, Maximov (6-0) remained unbeaten as a professional, sweeping the scorecards within the course of with a pair of 30-26’s and a 29-28.
De Paula and Lutz earn scorecard sweeps
Gloria de Paula went the gap with Pauline Macias in a strawweight matchup, however the Brazilian’s efficiency was tremendous spectacular from begin to end. De Paula swept the scorecards, together with a pair of 10-8’s from the judges.
Hoping to make their second possibilities rely, earlier season 4 winners Lutz and Sherrard Blackledge had a gritty battle for 15 minutes. Ultimately, Lutz was victorious, and whereas followers may even see him within the UFC some day, it received’t be proper now as he wasn’t awarded a contract.
Within the opening bout, multi-time Invicta FC competitor Victoria Leonardo put away 22-year-old Australian prospect Chelsea Hackett by way of TKO within the second spherical. Leonardo was a 2-to-1 underdog.
Take a look at full DWCS Season 4: Week 10 outcomes beneath:
JP Buys vs. Jacob Silva by way of submission (guillotine choke) – Spherical 1, 4:54
Nick Maximov def. Oscar Cota by way of unanimous determination (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)
Gloria de Paula def. Pauline Macias by way of unanimous determination (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
Tucker Lutz def. Sherrard Blackledge by way of unanimous determination (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Victoria Leonardo def. Chelsea Hackett by way of TKO (strikes) – Spherical 2, 4:41